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Brau Bros. - Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by BottleCaps80, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. BottleCaps80

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    Anybody know any more about this beer? I'm assuming it will be the next large format release from Brau Bros? I was initially thinking maybe it's a smoked Berliner Weisse or something, but the ABV is much too high for that at 11.5%. Is it their Scotch Ale that's been soured with Lacto/Pedio or something?

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    Had it at the brewery last month. It was decent. Really confused about the relationship between it and the peated scotch Bancreagie.
     
  4. BottleCaps80

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    So I'm assuming the Scotch Bancreagie is NOT the base beer that just been soured then? Yeah, that is strange they keep the association to Bancreagie, unless that's where they get the peat used or something?
     
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    Could it be a ramped up, soured version of Bancreagie perhaps?
     
  6. BottleCaps80

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    I'm really interested to try this beer. Sounds as though it could be very unique. Hope we see it in Iowa!
     
  7. jkwikkel

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    I'm sure I'll see plenty of it in Sioux Falls otherwise.

    Lol, my coworker is bragging to me about getting his sister hammered at the brewery in Marshall this past weekend.
     
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    Looks interesting. I want to like their regular Bancreagie so bad but there's almost no carbonation which just kills it for me.
     
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    From MNBeer.com:
    "Brau Brothers barrel-aged, a bigger, smokier version of Bancreagie for about 8 months and soured it with lacto."
     
  10. BottleCaps80

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    Wow...that sounds great!
     
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    I hope it is intentionally sour, as opposed to being a follow up to their Rye Wine and BBQ that got infected.

    /me crosses fingers :)
     
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    Did you not read two posts up?
     
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    This is getting bottled today!
     
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    Style wise, it sounds like they took the concept for an old ale, and applied it to a scotch ale. Maybe

    Either way, I want
     
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    Guess I lucked out on my bottles of rye wyne and BBQ. Neither were infected. Didn't know there were infection issues w/ these two.
     
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    I never had infected bottles of them either. I just meant maybe this was going to be a BA Scotch Ale and then things went south.
     
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    Sounds like they added the lacto to intentionally sour this though. Doubt it was a mistake where they are turning lemons into lemonade?
     
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    I hope it's intentional and look forward to trying it (it just sounds like an odd idea whereas a BA Scotch Ale would fit perfectly with the last 750ml hence me wondering). Perhaps it will be like BLVD Stingo which had a little lactic twinge, I could see that working. I was originally imaging much more sour than that.

    Not trying to spread FUD was only mentioning it again to say to egrace84 I have had zero infection issues with Rye Wine or their BA Quad.
     
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    Looks like it hit Sioux Falls today. Might have to pick up a bottle or two tomorrow.
     
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    Any sightings in MN yet?
     
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    Princeton's for those seeking this one out.
     
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    [qdon't="BottleCaps80, post: 2051898, member: 712838"]Sounds like they added the lacto to intentionally sour this though. Doubt it was a mistake where they are turning lemons into lemonade?[/quote]
    I don't know. A number of their brews have a salty/smokey flavor. I've thought for a while that Bangreagie was some weird mistake and they decided to call it a peated Scottish ale. Probably wrong. Usually am. Whatever.
     
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    I don't know. A number of their brews have a salty/smokey flavor. I've thought for a while that Bangreagie was some weird mistake and they decided to call it a peated Scottish ale. Probably wrong. Usually am. Whatever.[/quote]
    They use cherry wood smoked malt in Bancreagie that's why you're getting a smokey flavor.
     
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    Per a convo with Brau Bros. twitter account, this will not be distributed to eastern Iowa. The distributor declined. Maybe if I bug enough beer guys and ask for it the distributor will change their mind? :(
     
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    Has anyone seen this in the SW metro area (Chanhassen/Eden Prairie)?
     
  26. morimech

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    Just had this. A very impressive beer. More of a Flanders type of beer than a Scottish ale.
     
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    If you can't find any in that area go a little further down 5 to Waconia. Saw some there.
     
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    Bought a couple more bottles today.
     
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    I second this..tried it at Northgate in Blaine yesterday from a growler. Definitely more Flanders style. I picked up a couple bottles to see how it develops, but it was very tasty right now.
     
  30. theCoder

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    Same here...had a number of both of those, no infection.
     
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    Can't say I care for this one. Very light on the sour. I'm getting a lot of apple juicy flavor that just isn't working for me.
     
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    I haven't seen this in the Metro area. How limited is this?
     
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    It hit the western fringes of the metro a couple weeks ago. I know Princeton's got some. Maybe the distributor just has not released it to stores yet or maybe South Dakota got it all:).
     
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    We got a crap ton in Sioux Falls. I locked it up wen it came out and that was well over a month ago now. Still available here if you're looking for it. Not sure on the distribution around Minnesota.
     
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    i had read your comment before picking up a bottle so it's possible (likely) that this somewhat tainted my view but i also got this impression...it was a really weird beer. i can see why someone might like it as there was a lot going on, but it lacked the sour punch i was hoping it would have.
     
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    werd, I can't believe how much I've seen at hy-vee
     
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    Picked up the last bottle at Surdyk's for $13.99. Anyone like enough to hoard a few bottles to age?
     
  38. morimech

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    I have a couple that I am planning to age a bit. Try it in six months and a year.
     
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    I had this about a week ago, I'm a huge sour fan but I didn't enjoy this at all. It had a weird sweet taste like a scotch ale but the sour didn't compliment it, I won't be having it again. It's disappointing because I really wanted to like this beer.
     
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